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Nov 14 2010

Three Favourites by Odo Hirsch

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Allen and Unwin, 2010. ISBN 978 1 74237 472 7
Odo Hirsch writes stories for children and this book has three in one - Antonio S and The Mystery of Theodore Guzman, Hazel Green and Amelia Dee and the Peacock Lamp. It is highly recommended for independent readers, with easy to read text and descriptive language that helps a child picture the amazing adventures the children get up to in each story.
While it will be easily read by older students, younger children would also enjoy it when read to them by parents, teachers or carers. This book is a great way to get older children to reader larger books, which can overwhelm a lot of children. With this book, they can read a story (in any order) and put it down to be continued later.
The themes of these stories are all centred around children and involve magic, imagination, mystery and being yourself - great ways to capture a child's attention as well as send messages to be yourself.
Kylie Kempster

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